Greater Vision and non-Christians listening to Southern Gospel?
One of the CDs I picked up at NQC was Gerald Wolfe’s Keys to Quiet Places piano solo CD, primarily since I wanted the Greater Vision titles that formed the rest of the package deal. At any rate, I found the disclaimer to have an interesting presupposition:
© 2006 Greater Vision Music Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 1172, Morristown, TN 37816. All Rights Reserved. PLEASE READ: If a Christian knew it was illegal or “stealing” to copy this CD for someone who lives outside their household, they wouldn’t do it. Now you know. It is a violation of Federal Copyright Law to copy the music on this CD for anyone who doesn’t live in your house.
Notwithstanding the fact that that is one of the most creative copyright notices I’ve ever seen, the fact that it is specifically directed to Christians raises the question: What percentage of Southern Gospel fans generally, or Greater Vision’s fans specifically, are Christians?
Numerous groups–including Greater Vision–give altar calls at the end of their concerts. That suggests that Greater Vision assumes that at least a few of the people who purchase tickets to their concerts are not Christians.
I suppose this is a post that asks questions instead of answering them. Does anyone have statistics on what percentage of Southern Gospel fans are Christians? (Of course, that begs the question of how wide the definition of “Christian” can be, since some who have an unorthodox theology or are part of a cult have been known to enjoy Southern Gospel music.)